You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.
The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .
A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?